Donald M. Jahn, 71, of Redwood Falls passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at his daughter’s home in Cedar Mills on Wednesday, October 21, 2009.  Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 23, 2009 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Interment was in St. Raphael Catholic Cemetery in Springfield. Arrangements are with the Redwood Valley Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at www.redwoodvalleyfuneralhome.com.


 

 


Donald M. Jahn, 71, of Redwood Falls passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at his daughter’s home in Cedar Mills on Wednesday, October 21, 2009.  Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 23, 2009 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Interment was in St. Raphael Catholic Cemetery in Springfield. Arrangements are with the Redwood Valley Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at www.redwoodvalleyfuneralhome.com.

Donald Jahn was born February 12, 1938 in Springfield to Marvin and Gertrude (Schenk) Jahn. Donald served in the Army Reserve from 1957-1962. He was united in marriage to Darlene Wenisch on May 25, 1963 at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Springfield. Together the couple settled in Redwood Falls in 1974 where they have resided since. Donald worked in coffee sales, spent several years with the Happy Chef, and most recently worked for Kohls-Weelborg Ford in Redwood Falls. Donald was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He had a fascination with eagles, and collected anything with an eagle on it. Family was very important to Donald, and he was very proud of them.

Donald is survived by his children: Dawn (Doug) Benage of Cedar Mills-Hutchinson, Darla (Wade) Coonrod of Eden Prairie, David (Beth) Jahn of Hutchinson, and Danette (John) Johnson of Waconia; five grandchildren: Tasha, Devan, Dalton, Dillynn, and Emily; stepdad Sam Vanderwerf of Springfield; siblings: Barb (Lou) Fonken of Rochester, Bruce (Patti) Jahn of Cloquet, Garry Jahn of Virginia.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife Darlene on September 1, 2009.